Gene Palmer to be Arraigned In Court on Monday

New York
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – A court date has been rescheduled for a New York prison guard charged in
connection with the escape of two murderers nearly three weeks ago.

Gene Palmer was set to be arraigned Thursday on charges of promoting prison contraband, tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct.

The court date was rescheduled for Monday.

Palmer was released from jail on $25,000 bail after his arrest Wednesday night.

Palmer is the second Clinton Correctional Facility employee to be charged since Richard Matt and David Sweat broke out of the maximum-security prison in far northern New York on June 6.

Prison tailor shop employee Joyce Mitchell is charged with helping them break out.

About 1,100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers continued with the search Thursday.

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